Cotton Ball clouds look down on a patch of FireWeed. We seem to have a good crop of it this year!
Here’s the leaves and flowers of the Empress tree we have in our backyard. It’s not a native tree but handles our climate quite well. We’ve had it since it was a pup and it’s now at least 25 feet high. It has huge leaves in summer. Right now they are bigger than my hand. It’s a wondrous tree!